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Ban on food-grade foam containers would raise prices, hurt environment

By Lauren Zirbel, Roger Morey and Byron Goo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 08, 2014

~~<p>A recently introduced measure at the Honolulu City Council would ban non-compostable food containers.</p>
<p>The goal of this bill is to protect the environment; however, banning food containers that are federal Food and Drug Administration-approved as safe since 1958, retain temperatures and liquids effectively, and cost less than compostable products does not protect the public or environment.</p>
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A recently introduced measure at the Honolulu City Council would ban non-compostable food containers.

The goal of this bill is to protect the environment; however, banning food containers that are federal Food and Drug Administration-approved as safe since 1958, retain temperatures and liquids effectively, and cost less than compostable products does not protect the public or environment. Login for more...



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